Tagged with Richard Burton

Locke

This film is billed as one of he great nail-biting thrillers of the year, but I think it is more of a personal drama, of a man alone trying to sort out lots of problems as he drives through the night. My first response to it was that it worked well as a radio play, … Continue reading

A Woman Whose Life’s Poetry Never Sank to Prose

Yet another excerpt from Charles Glass’s ‘Tribes with Flags’. He discovered the story of Lady Jane Digby El Mesrab, and went to visit her grave. The above quote comes from her friend Richard Burton, translator of the Arabian Nights. “She settled in Damascas at the age of 45 and married the shiekh of a Syrian … Continue reading